Sanitation Lead CA

Passport Food Group

Ontario, CA




POSITION                                                    Sanitation Lead





          The FDA Sanitation Lead is a working Lead, responsible for assisting the sanitation manager in the cleaning   

          of the FDA processing equipment to manufacture quality product in the FDA processing area.   


  • The sanitation Lead, leads and perform in the following requirements:
  • Manual Cleaning with hand tools. brushes off flour, scrapes dough residue, dry sweeps the flour from the floor and area.
  • Must be able to work with compressed air and using air wand and ear protection.
  • Must be able to use vacuums, brushes, brooms, dust pans, scrappers, towels, mop
  • Able to use mild chemicals (alkaline cleaner and sanitizers, quat, alcohol and PAA).
  • Must be able of dry scraping and dry cleaning of dough mixers and small kettles
  • Must be mechanically inclined and able to dismantle machine covers in order to dry clean the flour from hard-to-reach areas on rollers and equipment.
  • Must perform damp and wet wipe downs of food surface equipment.
  • Detail wipe clean of doors, food process equipment, electrical panels, windows, storage racking and machines.
  • Must be able to scrape dough and dry flour from the dough lines from niches, belting and conveying systems
  • Will sweep floor in the area and in the warehouses, exterior and as well as aisles.
  • Dry Clean equipment and sanitize.
  • Dry clean equipment and move these to organize areas clean.
  • Wash sinks, tools and utensils in the cleaning room by the chemical cage.
  • Follow Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) in order to wash clean equipment and facility at a microbiological level.
  • Follow Master Sanitation Schedule of tasks assigned
  • Must be aware of all lock-out/tag-out procedures used in compliance with Cal-OSHA standards.
  • Completes chemical training and maintain an understanding of SDS and safety procedures.
  • Completes cleaning duties as assigned by the Manager or Lead.
  • Breaks down and dismantles equipment parts, washes these and cleans area.
  • Uses a sanitizer for wipe downs of equipment and other surfaces
  • Must be able to scrub clean and follow the 7-Steps of Wet Cleaning.
  • Adheres to all company GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) and Safety policies.
  • Must wear sanitary lab coats at all times and change these when soiled.
  • Must follow all proper Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), GDP, SSOP, Chemical training, non- food contact equipment (schedule training, Safety guidelines/Injury reporting/LOTO.
  • Filling out documentation for ATP Swabs AS Needed., Titration Log conduct daily per shift, Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) updates to the master schedule for the weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly per shift.





  • Prevent cross contamination of product, work-in-progress, raw material, food contact surfaces and food contact packaging during cleaning-sanitation procedures
  • Assigns and coordinates work assignments of the sanitation Technicians on the FDA area.
  • Notifies the Supervisor of food safety issues and of safety issues.
  • Is aware of use of all lock-out/tag-out procedures used in compliance with Cal-OSHA standards.
  • Completes performs cleaning duties as assigned by the Manager or other supervisors 
  • Under no circumstance is the sanitation Technician allowed to clean bathrooms and or cafeteria when performing the functions in the USDA Rooms or the FDA Lines.
  • Technician shall use white hoses and used appropriately for cleaning process equipment only.
  • Assist with plant audits as needed.
  • Ensure security of all sanitation chemicals located on premises by limiting access and monitoring/preventing leaks, spills, etc.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Support all safety, food quality and sanitation initiatives and policy.
  • Maintain all sanitation related equipment including but not limited to vacuums, cleaning equipment and tools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Will follow Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP) in order to clean equipment and facility at a microbiological level.
  • Will improve sanitation processes by reducing use of resources (i.e. water, wastewater, chemicals, labor) whenever possible.


  • Able to read and comprehend the Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP).in English
  • Able to work well with others in a team environment.
  • Possess strong attention to detail.
  • Able to follow directions and instruction.
  • Able to follow safety procedures

Physical Requirements

  • The sanitation technician is required to work in an environment that is dusty, and extreme temperature changes, from very cold to room temperature constantly.
  • Required to work in dirty, dusty, flour, wet, slippery and soiled environment constantly.
  • Will work high noise level constantly.
  • Will work with and use corrosive alkaline chlorinated chemicals, acids, quaternary ammonia, alcohol, peracetic acid and ethanol sanitizers constantly.
  • Lift to 50 lbs. throughout the shift occasionally.
  • Standing or walking through the entire shift constantly.
  • Bending and stooping constantly
  • Pushing and pulling occasionally.
  • Climbing ladders and stairways constantly.
  • Will operate wet and pneumatic cleaning equipment, safely and efficiently. constantly
  • Work in confined spaces occasionally. 


  • Adheres to all Food Safety/Quality SOP’s and SQF requirements. 
  • Adheres to all federal, state and county regulatory requirements.
  • Adheres to all federal, state and county labor laws.
  • Adheres to all food industry requirements on Organic and conventional 
  • Communicates any known or suspected Food Safety/ Quality issues to the Production Manager or Supervisor, Q.A. Department or Management. 
  • Attends Food Safety/Quality training sessions






  • Highly motivated person who is able to multi-task and handle a high volume of work with accuracy in a fast paced and changing environment. 
  • Requires a general knowledge of manufacturing methods and equipment
  • Ability to be an independent thinker and find solutions to problems.    
  • Team oriented with good people and customer service skills. 
  • Flexible with working hours.
  • The Lead is required to work weekends.
  • Must be able to lift heavy objects 
  • Language needed- must be able to speak, read and write English-
  • Bilingual English & Spanish preferred but not required.        




This job description does not list all the job duties of this position. Duties listed are subject to change based on business and/or management needs. Management reserves the right to revise this job description at any time. This position will report to the Sanitation Manager. This is a non-exempt, full-time position.